Pacific Peoples’ Partnership is proud to announce our 11th annual One Wave Gathering! Beginning September 1st with the opening of MediaNet’s new Flux Gallery, we present our digital media installation: The Longhouse Legacy Exhibition. In tribute to The Longhouse Project and last year’s anniversary event, the impressionistic digital collage will be projected in the shape of a cedar house front. Opening night will also welcome representatives of Vaka Taumako, to premiere the Polynesian wayfinding documentary We, the Voyagers. Throughout September, the gallery will run a variety of North and South Pacific documentary screenings, interviews, as well as Indigenous scholar, artist, and youth presentations.
The exhibition and documentary showings will lead up to our signature One Wave Gathering celebration at Centennial Square on September 15th a free event from 12:00-6:00 pm. Program highlights include North and South Pacific presentations, art, food, as well as opportunities to explore social and environmental causes pertinent to the region. Join us for a day of dance, song, and celebration; You can enjoy some authentic indigenous cuisine with the Songhees Seafood and Steam food truck, and browse the village of local artisans, artists, and NGOs working on Pacific issues.
We Welcome your participation – get involved as an NGO, Vendor, or Artist! One Wave Gathering 2018 will include a showcase of NGOs and vendors whose mission aligns with our own. This includes (but is not limited to) social and environmental organizations, Indigenous and youth artists, and vendors that use recycled, eco-friendly, locally made or locally sourced materials. New and returning artists and organizations interested in taking part can fill out our Google form.
We gratefully accept sponsorship and participation from local businesses, organizations and groups, including volunteers! For more information you can check out our website or facebook page, and contact our program coordinator:
Fill out our Volunteer Form before August 27th if you are interested in being a part of the 11th annual One Wave Gathering. All volunteers will receive training on how to hold the space in a way consistent with the values of the area.
We are grateful to the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, One Wave Gathering is held on Lekwungen territory, and made possible with the consent and consultations by hereditary and elected leaders, elders, youth, artists and community members. We thank the dedication of our partner MediaNet, and community partners.